Thanks to the two-pound tyrant in our lives, it's been tough to follow all the happenings on the Hill.
So imagine our surprise today to wake up and learn about the GOP mutiny (Mutiny! How sweet the sound!!) taking place against Dubya. There's the rebellion against the ports in Dubai. There's the general waffling over surveillance issues.
Overall, it seems clear that members of the Republican party want to distance themselves from the Bush Administration faster than you say, "We didn't know the levees were going to break."
Apparently, Republicans finally noticed that his latest approval polls have hovered around 34% for a few months now and the NY Times, et al. are busy parsing out the reasons behind this shift.
But we think the reason is obvious: Cheney shot his buddy in the face and that was one metaphor that no one in the Republican party could miss.
But now that the Pentagon is funding a research project to implant and re-engineer sharks' brains in order to turn sharks into spies, we have even more reason to be suspicious of these those mindless and savage beasts.
Or is that the bait scientists at the Pentagon?
In any case, we seem to remember a movie named The Deep Blue Sea about another group of scientists who messed around with shark brains. You can guess what happened to them.
We all know Bush is just an ape who surrounds himself with crooks, thugs and liars.... So is it really any surprise to discover that his handlers recycle his speeches. Read how verbatim it gets here. Guess Team Propaganda is so infatuated with phrases like "evil Islamic radicalism," they gotta keep hearing him say it... [via Blurbomat]
Raunchy fiction and politcal scandal just collided in ways so bizarre, we're still kinda dazed. And we want to go take a shower.
Seems Scooter Libby authored a salacious novel in 1996, featuring kiddie sex, bestiality and animal abuses that should get the fur flying at PETA. The New Yorker just published excerpts from his masterpiece, The Apprentice. Here are some twisted bits:
age ten the madam put the child in a cage with a bear trained to couple
with young girls so the girls would be frigid and not fall in love with
Guess this -- in all its nervous, stammering, earnest glory -- is what speaking truth to power looks like....
For those who missed Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's press conference today, we must say that we were quite charmed by his slightly shaky, unpolished demeanor. He almost makes politics seem wholesome.
Our President has discovered why it is unwise to play to the lowest common denominator. A member of his administration is quoted in the NYT's worthwhile news analysis on the worst week in Bush's political career:
"There's all this talk about the Republican base and the
conservative base of the Republican Party, and how it's important to
play to the base and please the base and fawn over the base," said
former Senator John C. Danforth.
"And look what it gets President Bush. It just gets him a kick in
the rear. That's what they've done to him, and they've done it to him
at a time when he's vulnerable, and they've done it at the expense of a
perfectly fine human being [Harriet Miers]"